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14 Dec 2009 description
report World Bank

Project Objectives [from section 2 of PCN]

The objective of the proposed Disaster Risk Mitigation and Adaptation Project for Moldova is to reduce the country's vulnerability to natural hazards and impact of climate change, which may result in serious human and economic losses.

09 Nov 2009 description
report World Bank

A joint partnership between the World Bank, the Moldovan Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry and the Ministry of Environment was launched in Moldova's capital in the late days of October. The new partnership aims to consolidate Government and Bank efforts to reduce the vulnerability of Moldova's farmers to climate change.

04 Aug 2009 description

The area sown to crops for harvest in 2009 exceeded 1.1 million hectares, including 433 000 hectares of winter crops (mainly wheat and barley). Until late April, winter crops developed satisfactorily. However, drier and hot conditions as of May adversely affected the yield potential of grain-filling winter crops, and severely stressed spring maize in southern areas. As a result, the average yield of winter wheat has fallen below the five-year average (2004-2008).

14 Oct 2008 description

HIGHLIGHTS

- World cereal production in 2008 is forecast to increase 4.9 percent to a record 2 232 million tonnes, considerably up from earlier predictions after better than expected results from the major harvests gathered in the past two months.

- Based on the latest production forecast, a significant improvement in the global supply and demand balance for cereals in the 2008/09 season can be expected.

25 Jul 2008 description

HIGHLIGHTS

- World cereal production in 2008 is forecast to increase 2.8 percent to a record 2 180 million tonnes. Most of the increase is in wheat following significant expansion in plantings in all regions. Coarse grains output is expected around the bumper level of last year but lower than earlier anticipated due to severe floods in the United States, the world's largest producer and exporter. Rice is tentatively forecast to increase slightly from last year's good level.

- Despite the anticipated increase in world output, cereal markets will remain tight in 2008/09.

05 Jun 2008 description

Margarita Plotnikova

International Federation in Budapest, Hungary

The Moldova Red Cross has just completed the distribution of food parcels to some 7,500 of the most impoverished families in isolated rural settlements in Moldova. As expected by the Red Cross, the operation revealed other problems that need an urgent response on a longer term basis to address poverty and strengthen the capacities of the most vulnerable in this poor European country.

19 May 2008 description

Glide No. DR-2007-000175-MDA

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies.

03 Apr 2008 description


This report covers the period of 01/01/06 to 31/12/07 of a two-year planning and appeal process.

In brief

19 Mar 2008 description

In March 2008, PIPA in cooperation with local partner The Saint George Peasants Cartel distributed humanitarian aid to 970 peasants in 15 regions of Moldova, those most affected by draught in summer 2007.

04 Mar 2008 description

by Joe Lowry, Federation Country Representative for Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine

Officials in the tiny republic of Moldova are warning of another serious drought - the fourth in five years - as the Moldova Red Cross, with support from the International Federation, prepares to distribute food parcels to 6,700 families badly affected by the 2007 drought. The drought, coupled with endemic poverty, created food shortages in the tiny former Soviet state which now borders the European Union (EU).

Temperatures last summer hit an incredible 70 degrees Celsius in the direct glare of the sun.

27 Feb 2008 description

135,000 people receive assistance under $8.5 million programme

Five UN agencies have banded together to help Moldova recover from last year's devastating drought, providing emergency aid to vulnerable families and agricultural supplies to help struggling farmers recover.

Moldova, the poorest country in Europe, was struck in 2007 by the worst drought in modern memory.

27 Feb 2008 description

The United Nations system's response to last year's drought in Moldova was a 'powerful demonstration' of what can be achieved if people and agencies work together, Kaarina Immonen, the United Nations Resident Coordinator in that country told correspondents today at Headquarters.

Moldova, since its independence in 1991, one of the poorest countries in the region, had had a steady economic growth up to 2007, with 4.8 per cent growth in 2006. Difficulties before the 2007 drought included a high increase in energy prices and a ban on wine exports to the Russian Federation.

19 Feb 2008 description

HIGHLIGHTS

- Early prospects point to the possibility of a significant increase in world cereal production in 2008, mainly following expansion of winter grain plantings in Europe and the United States coupled with generally satisfactory weather conditions.

- International prices of most cereals remain high and some are still on the increase.

04 Feb 2008 description

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies.

06 Nov 2007 description

Pregnant and nursing women in receive nutritional support

PLOP-STIUBEI VILLAGE, Moldova - A cold, autumnal drizzle fell outside as 15 women huddled around an improvised electric plate in a small room in the Healthcare Centre in this small village in the Causeni rayon (or district).

25 Sep 2007 description

The Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Moldova Petr Kypr delivered to the administration authorities of Moldova the humanitarian aid of the Czech Republic, consisting of 420 tons of wheat, to help attenuate the consequences of a disastrous drought. Highly appreciated is the well timing and the quality of the seed.